by Julian Kimble @JRK316
Super Bowl XLV goes down in Dallas Sunday, and
more is at stake than usual. With a Packers victory, Aaron Rodgers can finally
step out of Brett Favre’s shadow by bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Green
Bay. A Steelers win would be their third Super Bowl victory in six years,
possibly solidifying Ben Roethlisberger’s place in the Hall of Fame at age 28,
and forever immortalizing Wiz Khalifa’s platinum single. The Lone Star State will be laden with celebrity-driven parties this weekend, but here are
options in five other cities, including the hometowns of the Super Bowl
2001 11th Street NW, D.C.
Philly native ?uestlove is probably disappointed that the Birds won’t be playing in Dallas this Sunday, but that’s not stopping him from throwing his Super Bowl Spectacular at Liv. Located on the corner of 11th & U Street, the nightclub and concert venue formerly known as Bohemian Caverns has literally been a cornerstone of DC’s U Street Corridor since the Roaring Twenties. On Sunday, all commercials will be audible on the second floor, and you’ll be able to hear the game’s audio downstairs while simultaneously enjoying DJ Fatback’s set. As soon as one team raises the Lombardi Trophy in triumph, he of the epic afro will take over on the wheels of steel to kick-off the official post-game party.
Chickie's & Pete's
1526 Packer Ave, Philadelphia
Anyone in Philly who’s gotten over the fact that the team that beat the Eagles is representing the NFC in the Super Bowl can head to Chickie’s & Pete’s. They’re offering guests three packages for $65, $100, and $125 that include great food, drink specials and VIP seating. All packages start an hour before kick-off and last for four hours, regardless of the game’s outcome. Anyone not interested in securing a reservation is still welcome, as they’ll be open to the public as usual.
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
One New York team missed the playoffs (*cough*Giants*cough*) and the Jets were one game short of a Super Bowl appearance for the second straight year, but that shouldn’t stop New Yorkers from enjoying the game. Brooklyn Bowl has shown both the Divisional Playoffs and the Conference Championship games, and this Sunday they’ll be showing the Super Bowl on their huge HD screens, with full audio. Guests can enjoy food from Blue Ribbon, as well as beer from Brooklyn Brewery.
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 West Juneau Ave, Milwaukee
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery will host a Super Bowl Party on Sunday for all Packer fans. The doors open at noon, and seating is first come, first served. They’ll be providing a free food spread for the game, and one free pint of Pabst for every Packer TD. That’ll give Green Bay fans even more reason to hope Aaron Rodgers airs it out to the best receiving corps in the NFL.
Apparently, Downtown Green Bay Inc. is planning a post-game party on Washington Street. The event will take place regardless of whether or not the Packers win and they’re considering allowing people to drink alcohol in the streets. Put money on drunken people roaming through downtown Green Bay on Sunday night, win or lose.
Hard Rock Cafe
230 West Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh
As the Steelers pursue their seventh title, fans of the Steel Curtain can get down on a special that includes a halftime buffet, live music, a Hard Rock T-Shirt, and other prizes and drawings throughout the night for $35. Reservations are required, but when your team is on the verge of further flexing its legacy on the rest of the NFL, isn’t it worth it?